Silicon Valley's Wireless Woes

Medford, Cassimir
December 2008
Red Herring;12/22/2008, p4
Trade Publication
The article deals with the challenges encountered by wireless efforts in the U.S. The saga started in January 2008 when Frontline Wireless abruptly dropped out of the 700 MHz auction because it could not raise the $1.3 billion fund required for participation in the auction. Google then participated in the auction but did not acquire the license to the spectrum. Google and Microsoft have now lobbied for licenses to spectrum used as buffers between TV bands.


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